Tuesday , 18 December 2018

Valuation Review

Valuation Review

ASA: Regulators raising threshold value unsound

Valuation Review continues to examine the proposal by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to raise the threshold for residential real estate transactions requiring an appraisal to $400,000. We reached out to the American Society of Appraisers International President Robert Morrison and appraiser Karen J. Mann for …

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Bifurcated appraisals: Splitting of appraisal process is good-Part II

The debate continues on whether or not bifurcated (hybrid) appraisals should be considered an acceptable method for making value determinations. In Part II, Valuation Review continues its conversation with Jim Contino, a regional chief appraiser with Mueller Reports, who answers more of our questions on this topic. Read on to learn more. Via:: Bifurcated appraisals: Splitting of appraisal process is …

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Texas commission reviews TALCB for ways to improve

The Sunset Advisory Commission, based in Texas, reviews state agencies including the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB), evaluating the need for these organizations. Valuation Review reached out to Kay Hricik, Sunset staff member and project manager, for her insight as to the specifics of the commission and in particular, how well the TALCB is performing. Read on to …

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Oregon county goes live with Tyler Technologies

Tyler Technologies, Inc. announced that Multnomah County, Oregon, successfully has gone live with the core functions of Tyler’s Orion appraisal and tax administration software solution. Read on to learn more about this merger of technology. Via:: Oregon county goes live with Tyler Technologies       

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Lender group launches downpayment program

Gateway Mortgage Group announced the launch of an innovative program providing homebuyers with protection of their downpayment in the event they sell their home under less than ideal market conditions. Read on to learn more. Via:: Lender group launches downpayment program       

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Accurate documentation key in the appraisal process, expert says – Part II

Organization and accurate organization can go a long way towards making an appraiser’s job so much easier. The establishment of appraisal management programs can also assist the appraiser when trying to meet the needs of all parties concerned. In Part II, Valuation Review sought more insight on this topic from Property Interlink Compliance manager Joshua Walitt. Read the conclusion to …

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Industry veteran discusses bifurcated appraisals

There is much discussion within the appraisal profession on whether or not bifurcated (hybrid) appraisals are an acceptable method of determining value, while many legal questions come up as well. Valuation Review spoke with Jim Contino, a regional chief appraiser with Mueller Reports, who answered a few questions on this topic and others that has the attention of appraisers. Read …

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